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Links to free online learning opportunities for LANL employees and students.



  • Director
  • Dr. Filip Ronning
  • Institute for Materials Science
  • (505) 667-7426
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  • Deputy Director
  • Abigail Hunter
  • (505) 606-0765
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  • Program Administrator
  • Kelly Shea
  • Institute for Materials Science
  • (505) 667-9244
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Free learning resources

This website is established and maintained by the Institute for Materials Science for collection of LANL-wide online learning resources.  This is a work in progress.  We encourage your comments and suggestions at kshea@lanl.gov.  Below, we hope you find resources that will assist those working from home or exploring other learning avenues.  Note that we try to cite resources that can be viewed at no cost.

Lots of online lectures are available on youtube including university courses and commercial software tutorials (in most cases you can download trial versions of the commercial software). Below, you will find some of the best examples of these resources. As we strive to provide the best opportunities for you, we welcome your feedback on which of these resources you did and did not like, or if there is anything you think we should add.


Quantum Mechanics

Signal Processing


Machine Learning

Computer Aided Design

Finite Element Modeling

Convex Optimization

Useful Programming Capability

Engineering Resources


Online University Classes

  • Free Online Courses | Coursera.
  • edX | Free Online Courses by Harvard, MIT, and more.
  • Khan Academy.


Science of Happiness

Yale's online "Science of Happiness" class (this requires sign up through Coursera).